Fisherman’s Trail/Roanoke River Trail hike for FAMILY HIKING DAY!

This is one of four hikes offered in the Roanoke area to celebrate Family Hiking Day and National Public Lands Day! It also pairs nicely with a free visit to the Taubman Museum of Art for the “Explore-Inspire-Create” celebration of the National Park Service Centennial.

Held every year on National Public Lands Day, on Family Hiking Day the Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Appalachian Trail! As an official National Public Lands Day event, participants in this hike will receive a voucher good for free entry to a federal fee site (e.g. Shenandoah National Park) in the coming year.

Check out the meetup event for more details about the Taubman Museum’s Explore-Inspire-Create event. Families are invited to explore the outdoors, then bring that inspiration to the Taubman to create and enjoy nature-themed art.

This hike will be led by Heidi Ketler of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This trail takes hikers down to the Roanoke River for a scenic overlook as well as a nature trail. Trail is steep and moderately strenuous, so wear sturdy shoes, but don’t
worry – we’ll take it slow! Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and a rain jacket.

For more information contact Heidi Ketler – roanoke@friendsbrp.org